The Magical Adventures of Pete Heat
- Niki Boyle
- 7 August 2012
This article is from 2012.
Genuinely funny anti-magic mixed in with the odd spot of ‘mind-reading’
There are several moments in Pete Heat’s set – the substitution of sliced bread for cards, the cheeky moments where he purposefully betrays the audience’s trust – where you suspect he doesn’t actually like performing magic tricks. Not that he needs to; his ease with a punchline and ability to work a room effectively mean he’s not bound by a monotonous routine of set-up, reveal, set-up, reveal. Certain set-pieces drag on a tad too long – an extended memory test, or some turns involving predicted outcomes – but he pulls it back together with some truly show-stopping energy. On that final note, we’ve got two words for you: weasel hypnosis. Go check it out.